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404: How to Create the Perfect Error Page

April 6th, 2016
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404: How to Create the Perfect Error Page

When the server doesn’t find a requested page, it displays the error 404. It’s only a matter of time until this error pops up, as it’s the most popular error message on the internet. A single typo in the URL can already cause a 404. However, many websites forget about this important page and have the server default sight be displayed instead. Unfortunately, you...

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Natural Evolution: Surreal CMS Dynamizes Static Websites

March 30th, 2016
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Natural Evolution: Surreal CMS Dynamizes Static Websites

Content managements systems are an essential part of modern web development. Depending on the system, the installation and configuration can be more or less extensive and time-consuming. Especially with smaller projects, effort is often in no relation to utility, which is why these often end up as a static website instead. Surreal CMS allows you to add almost all features of a content management...

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The 50+ Best Tools and Resources for Web Developers

March 29th, 2016
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The 50+ Best Tools and Resources for Web Developers

Being a web developer is one of the most beautiful jobs there is, but also one of the most demanding. You need to stay up to date at all times and learn actively instead of resting on your oars. Adapting to new requirements is key. Basic SEO knowledge is required, and you need to acquire new techniques such as responsive web design. Being able...

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Web Design Trends 2016

March 28th, 2016
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Web Design Trends 2016

Web design is an ever evolving and changing process. What is in vogue today might fall out of favor tomorrow. We once used to have brightly colored pages filled with multiple banners and what not — remember, once upon a time, MySpace used to be the de facto standard of UX in web design. However, today, we have come a long way from that, and...

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Photoshop: 5 Indispensable Extensions for Everyday Use

March 18th, 2016
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Photoshop: 5 Indispensable Extentions for Everyday Use

Most graphic and web designers should be used to Photoshop, and work with it more or less often. To make the daily work with Adobe’s pixel-editing flagship even more comfortable and easy, there are several extensions that supposedly ease the workflow. Today we want to introduce you to five of these indispensable extensions. Perfect Patterns Using “Seamless Textures” Original Image With “Tile“ and “Mirror”...

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What You Need To Know About WebP

March 17th, 2016
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WebP, introduced by Google, is an image format meant for the internet. While this format has been around for half a decade and is now five years old, it has not risen to instant fame and is yet to gain universal acceptance. That said, WebP does have a lot of uniqueness to offer, especially regarding image size and compression. It offers both lossy and...

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Flexbox: How to Create a Responsive Comment Section with HTML5 and CSS3

March 11th, 2016
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How to Create a Responsive Comment Section with HTML5 and CSS3

Very often, when you surf the web, it is likely that you may have noticed how responsive comment sections are more and more becoming a common thing. These are mainly a lot more popular in blogs and some sites that belong to the social media bracket. Here, we shall take a look into how one can easily construct such a responsive comment section with...

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Easily Editable Vector Globes in Adobe Illustrator

March 10th, 2016
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Easily Editable Vector Globes in Adobe Illustrator

There can be a time that you are working on a design that would go well with a globe of the earth. Where to start? Searching for the perfect globe clip art can be a tedious task. Not to mention it would sure need to be in your custom style, with individual line widths, colors and probably rotated to your preferred location. One Stop...

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Graphic Design Trends That Will Rock 2016

March 8th, 2016
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Graphic Design Trends That Will Rock 2016

Graphic design is a genre of its own, and it has its own norms, conventions as well as trends. Much like web design, graphic design too evolves with time and is never static or rigid. That said, graphic design is as much about making a statement and leaving an impression as it is about focusing on user experience and ease of accessibility. So, what...

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Best of 2015: 100+ Free Photorealistic Mockups to Make Headers and Presentations Rock

March 7th, 2016
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100+ Free Photorealistic Mockups to Make Headers and Presentations Rock

For us, it is always about the first impression. We trust our instincts, so why not use this knowledge to achieve our goals. If you want to sell a product or increase conversion rates on your website, it is a really good idea to take care of the ‘wrap’. Any service or digital merchandise requires a proper environment to draw the readers’ attention. If...

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CSS Shapes: How to Line up Images and Texts

March 5th, 2016
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CSS Shapes: How to Line up Images and Texts

In applications such as InDesign or QuarkXPress, letting letters flow along paths is a long established standard for lining up images and text. With CSS3 CSS Shapes allow you to create the same behaviour in the browser. To do so, you can define paths which the text is supposed to follow, as well as define cut-out images, which the text is meant to place...

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SVG Filters: How to Apply Them to HTML Elements

March 4th, 2016
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SVG-Filter: How to Apply Them to HTML Elements

You can use CSS3 to add blur, shadow, brightness or contrast to an element. Overall, there are ten filters available. The SVG format knows filter effects as well. Partially, these options overlap, for example when it comes to blur. However, the SVG format knows several additional filters that CSS3 alone can’t create. With little effort, you can add any desired SVG filter to an...

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Google Resizer Cares for Responsive Design

March 3rd, 2016
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Google Resizer Cares for Responsive Design

Thanks to plenty of types of mobile devices, contemporary websites need to be designed for different resolutions and orientations. However, to see how a site looks on a tablet, smartphone, or a standard monitor, it’s not necessary to have all devices ready at all times. Google Resizer is a handy web tool which will easily show you a website for many different types of...

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Perfectly Responsive Typographic Headlines with CSS and JavaScript

March 1st, 2016
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Perfectly responsive headlines with CSS and Javascript

When charging ahead with all of your new strategies for responsive web design don’t forget the one of most important parts – the typographic headlines. Stay ahead of most web designers by paying close attention to how the headlines are playing out on the page at different sizes. That means being very intentional about the sizing and line breaks for type. Here are some...